A new EOS R system camera is coming in January [CR2]

BBarn

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Now that the R3 announcement hoopla is over, maybe we can get back to something more affordable; the new "R" system camera rumored for January. And perhaps just as important, the 18-45 lens that could be the smallest and lightest RF zoom yet. Something like Nikon's collapsible 24-50 Z series. Such a lens would make for a very compact FF package for the new R, or even the RP (which sorely lacks a truly small zoom to match it's handy size).
 
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neuroanatomist

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Now that the R3 announcement hoopla is over, maybe we can get back to something more affordable; the new "R" system camera rumored for January.
A full frame where the R stands for ‘Rebel’. Likely of little positive interest to many in this forum, and likely to sell like hotcakes. With such a camera, Canon will remain as d00med as ever.
 
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BBarn

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Touchscreen camera. No buttons.
That would certainly stir up the fan boys. Eliminating buttons and knobs could reduce cost. It's not something that would interest me, but perhaps there wound be a market for such a camera if the price was low enough. However, the size of the RF mount and existing lenses would preclude a small kit.
 
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john1970

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My guess is that the new camera will be either a replacement budget model for the EOS RP or the high MP model that Canon is rumored to be manufacturing. Pure speculation on my part and I have no interest in either.
 
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That would certainly stir up the fan boys. Eliminating buttons and knobs could reduce cost. It's not something that would interest me, but perhaps there wound be a market for such a camera if the price was low enough. However, the size of the RF mount and existing lenses would preclude a small kit.
I feel it would be better suited for the EF-M mount but I do think it is a great idea.
People learn photography on smart phones now.
It would be a great way to acclimate people to the Canon system.
 
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just give us a R5 with no record limit, no overheating, no more stupid low quality 4K, dual card recording for video all the way to 8k and we're good, no need to reinvent the wheel here, the R5 already have 90% of the work done, the card slots thing is absolutely nothing to change, the record limit is a software limit and the overheating obviously can be solved with active cooling
if we could get a dual power thingy for the auto focus lenses like the R3 that would be perfect, would preorder right off the bat and drop an extra 1k bucks over the R5 for those things, as simple as that
 
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